1. N.W.A Biopic 'Straight Outta Compton' Film Signs Writer

    December 18, 2013 8:19 PM EST The Ice Cube-produced flick will be written by Jonathan Herman. Universal Pictures is moving forward with an N.W.A. biopic, "Straight Outta Compton," and has tapped Jonathan Herman to pen the latest draft. Sources say the studio is in the process of picking up the title in…

  2. N.W.A, 'Straight Outta Compton' at 25: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    August 08, 2013 12:43 PM EDT N.W.A formed out of the ashes of the Los Angeles electro group World Class Wrecking Cru, which counted Dr. Dre and DJ Yella among its membership. In 1987, Dre found himself in jail pleading for help from group manager Alonzo Williams, who refused to bail him out because of an unpaid debt…

  3. Rick Ross Plays Gangster in 'Yella Diamonds' Video

    February 08, 2012 4:55 PM EST In Billboard's cover story on Rick Ross last November, the Maybach rapper said that he wants his forthcoming album, "God Forgives, I Don't," to be the sonic equivalent of a Brian De Palma film -- "It sounds like a term of retaliation, and with the picture that I'…

  4. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. …

  5. Ruthless' Most Wanted

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 'EazyDuz It,' Eazy-E... 'Straight Outta Compton,' N.W.A.... 'Efil4zaggin,' N.W.A.... 'Creepin On Ah Come Up,' Bone Thugs-N-Harmony... 'No One Can Do It Better,' The D.O.C.... 'EazyDuz It,' Eazy-E "EazyDuz It" was the debut…

  6. Ruthless Records

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Let's hitch a ride on the music time machine back to the year 1987. Whitney Houston, Madonna and Michael Jackson rule the No. 1 hit parade on the pop charts, along with rockers U2, Bon Jovi and Bob Seger. In control…

  7. N.W.A. Best Of Rounds Up Classics, Rare Clips

    November 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Capitol/Priority will on Dec. 26 issue the greatest hits collection "The Best of N.W.A: The Strength of Street Knowledge." The 17-track CD and separate CD/DVD set round up music videos and footage fro Capitol/Priority will on Dec. 26 issue the greatest hits collection "The Best…

  8. Barrage Of N.W.A. Rereleases Due In Fall

    August 01, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Priority Records is set to relaunch the original fury of hip-hop this fall with re-releases of N.W.A.'s classic "Straight Outta Compton" and "Niggaz4Life" albums, as well as a 19-song collection title Priority Records is set to relaunch the original fury of hip-hop…

  9. 17TunesOnTV

    April 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Music-related TV listings for April 22-28, 2002 MONDAY, APRIL 22 "The Tonight Show With Jay Leno," NBC Featured Artist: Jimmy Eat World (also scheduled: Val Kilmer, Jennifer Tilly). "The Late Late Show With Craig Kilborn," CBS Featured Artist: Hank III (also scheduled:…